INQUESTS have been opened into the unrelated deaths of two men found dead in Rhyl hotel rooms on the same day.

Neil Ivor Allen, 47, died at the Mews Hotel, East Parade, and at a hearing in Ruthin John Gittins, coroner for North Wales East and Central, said he had been unwell for a few days, though he declined medical attention.

The hotel manager saw him on Saturday, July 18 and heard him the following day, but on Monday 20 he was found dead .

Pathologist Dr Mark Atkinson said that although the level of methadone in his body was only a therapeutic level it could have affected a person of low tolerance. He was, however, unable to form a view as to the cause of death, which he described as “unascertained”.

On the same day Kelvin Andrew McKeown, 41, was found in his room at the Imperial Hotel in Bodfor Street, shortly after he had been drinking in the bar.

A post-mortem examination revealed the presence of cocaine and cannabis in his body, but not necessarily in lethal concentrations.

Both inquests were adjourned to d ates to be fixed.